The Westmoreland County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Westmoreland County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Virginia Strawberry Pre-Plant Meetings
Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Strawberry Association and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be hosting a Strawberry Pre-Plant Meeting at the Westmoreland Berry Farm (1235 Berry Farm Lane, Colonial Beach) on Tuesday, August 1. A sponsored dinner will begin at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00pm. Topics include strawberry disease updates, variety selection and some basic management information. Private pesticide applicator recertification credits (catagory 90) have been applied for and will be available to those attending the entire program. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, July 26th to ensure a meal. Please call the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924 to register for this free program.
Mosquitos and their Control
Mosquitoes occur throughout Virginia and are both a nuisance, as well as a potential disease carrier. Eliminating potential mosquito breeding habitats around the home landscape is a critical part of a mosquito control program. Check out VCE’s updated mosquito publication.
In addition, Altosid XR mosquito control briquettes are available for Westmoreland County residents at no charge. Altosid XR is an insecticide that works by preventing the emergence of adult mosquitoes and is used in potential mosquito breeding habitats, such as roadside ditches and other standing water. The briquettes are slow release providing control for up to 150 days. Visit the Extension Office at the AT Johnson Building to pick up the briquettes (limit 5 per household).
4-H Water Wizards Registration
Camp Enrollment Forms
Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H Alumni and represent your 4-H state: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp The top three states with the most “hands raised” will earn $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, respectively.